Friday, January 07, 2011

A Raceless Suspect (Again)

By David in TN

This report from Montgomery County, Maryland concerns a rapist who is targeting elderly women. The WUSA story describes the suspect as “between 16 and 25 years old, 5-10 and about 140 pounds.” Race is not given.

I just saw a Headline News segment on the story. A graphic came on the screen giving the suspect’s height, weight, and race- ”black.” Jane Velez-Mitchell, the HLN host, gave the height and weight, but left out race. Note the sketch.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Baltimore Sun and Washington Post had stories on this case in which they gave the suspect's race as black. UPI did not give the race of the suspect.

David In TN